Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Paul J. Christos, Dr.P.H., M.S., Lecturer, received his Doctorate in Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Epidemiology from the New York Medical College School of Public Health in 2009. In 1995, he received his Masters (M.S.) in Biostatistics and Masters (M.P.H.) in Epidemiology also from the New York Medical College School of Public Health. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College in January 2000, Dr. Christos worked as a biostatistician and epidemiologist at Strang Cancer Prevention Center, and later as a biostatistician in the Dermatology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During this time he also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, and in the Department of Health Quantitative Sciences, New York Medical College, where he taught introductory epidemiology and biostatistics to medical students and graduate students.
Dr. Christos has collaborated with nearly all of the academic departments at Weill Medical College, providing statistical analyses, sample size/power calculations, assistance with the design of studies, and assistance with manuscript preparation and submission. As a result of these consultations and collaborations, Dr. Christos has coauthored numerous publications (specifically with a strong focus in cancer research). Examples of his current work include the provision of biostatistical services to a multi-institutional Phase II Clinical Trial Consortium (for NCI submissions and/or manuscript submission to scientific publications) and the provision of biostatistical and epidemiologic services to investigators utilizing the Research Design and Biostatistical Core (RDBC) of the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). Through the RDBC mechanism, Dr. Christos provides support for all quantitative aspects of a clinical project utilizing the CTSC. Dr. Christos also collaborates with many investigators utilizing the Biostatistics and Research Methodology Core Facility.
Dr. Christos also dedicates a significant portion of his time to teaching at Weill Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a number of our affiliated institutions. His teaching responsibilities include instruction in epidemiological and biostatistical methods to residents, fellows, medical students, and physician assistants. In 2001, Dr. Christos was awarded an Award for Teaching Excellence for his outstanding efforts in teaching epidemiology and biostatistics in the medical school curriculum.